Yemi Alade is undisputedly Africa’s most accomplished female singer this decade. Last year, she made history being the only top African artiste to release an album and EP in the same year. She is currently enjoying the success of her latest banger Go Down as she plans to embark on her European tour starting this April.
She is releasing Go Down in East Africa, as a continuation of the mega presence and space she commands in the region. Her latest Kiswahili songs were Nakupenda featuring Nyashinski and a feature on 911 with Krizbeatz and Tanzanian artiste Harmonize.
Produced by Philkeyz off Yemi’s deluxe edition of her third studio album Black Magic set for release this year: Go Down is groovy and has a touch of 90s RnB—making it one of Yemi’s most unique new classics. The music video boasts colourful visuals capturing Yemi and her dance crew at their best, getting down to the certified dance song. She enlists leading cinematographer Paul Gambit for the video of the single that comes after a previous hit release: Single & Searching featuring Falz.
Yemi asserts that she will continue to focus her efforts across Africa with East Africa treated as a key market. “This is my second home and I appreciate all the love that I get from my East African fans. I mean what else can I show for it? From Sauti Sol, Nyashinski to Vanessa Mdee and many other artistes, I have found a lot of inspiration and lessons from my peers. I am looking forward to coming back soon for more live performances,” she says.